About Us

The good book tells us “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, and that advice has filled the stomachs and souls of mankind for almost two thousand years. Matthew’s words of wisdom, regardless of whether you’re a believer or not, have drawn many a lost soul to find their true calling in life, fishing. 

Hi, I’m Ben Hartsfield and I’ve been passionate about fishing for longer than I care to recollect. The first thing I can remember doing when I was young, was fishing on the lake that was next to the cabin we used to spend our Summers in, whiling the days away with my dad and Grandpa. I guess fishing is in my DNA, and it’s a generational love affair that’s been passed down from one generation to the next. But whatever else it is, fishing is still the thing that I love to do the most, and I spend every moment of my spare time with a rod in my hands. 

That’s why I started Rogue Rods, to give me an outlet to talk about fishing when the weather was too bad for me to get out and actually do the thing that I love the most. I wanted, and want the site to be a place where anyone who likes to fish can find interesting and new articles about the pastime and reviews about the latest equipment that’s designed to make fishing even more fun. I hope that you enjoy the site and that you keep on coming back to read the new content, and who knows, maybe one of these days we’ll actually bump into each other on the shore of a lake somewhere, and we can swap a few fishing stories and yarns with each other.